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Why you should buy their house in Baldwin

Jill and Michael Borgia, of Baldwin, outside their

Jill and Michael Borgia, of Baldwin, outside their 1941 cape in Baldwin. It is on the market for $314,990. (April 28, 2012) Credit: Craig Ruttle

Sellers. Jill and Michael Borgia

Address. 1032 Henhawk Rd., Baldwin

Asking price. $314,990

The competition in the area. A 1926 three-bedroom Colonial is listed for $339,000.

Recent sale in the area. A 1947 four-bedroom Cape sold in November for $320,000.

Taxes. $9,641

Time on the market. Since January

Listing agent. Clifton Cole, Pristine Properties, Mount Sinai, 631-689-5001

Why it’s for sale. Jill, 32, is a stay-at-home mother, and Michael, 32, is an ironworker. They have one child, 2, and are expecting another in June. They want to move farther east to be closer to family. “With a new baby coming, we will need a little more help,” Jill says.

The Borgias bought their 1941 Cape in 2005. They added “a beautiful [paver] patio as well as a new roof . . . [and]  we knocked down walls to open the dining and kitchen areas,” Jill says.

The house has three second-floor bedrooms and a full bath plus an additional bedroom and full bath in the finished basement.

The house is on a 60-by-100-foot lot “on a very quiet block,” Jill says. “All the homes in the area face a path. This allows us to have our daughter play outside without worry of cars [driving by] ... [and] it builds a strong sense of community,” she says.

Jill adds: “The house is very clean and in move-in condition . . . There are oak floors throughout . . . [The house] has plenty of storage space and natural light . . . The living room has a fireplace [and the room] faces the path so it’s very private . . . [and] one of the second-floor bedrooms has a sitting-room area that we use as a home office.”


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